Kitt Peak National Observatory

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Kitt Peak National Observatory
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Overview of some of the telescopes at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Organization NOAO
Code 695  
Location Tohono O'odham Nation, Arizona, United States
Altitude 2,096 m (6,875 ft)
Weather 72% clear nights
KPNO Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope 4.0 m Ritchey-Chrétien reflector
WIYN Telescope 3.5 m Ritchey-Chrétien reflector
McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope Unobstructed solar reflector
KPNO 2.1 m Telescope Fourth largest on the mountain
Coudé Feed Tower Coudé spectrograph
SOLIS/Kitt Peak Vacuum Telescope Solar telescope
Razdow Telescope Weather monitoring for the solar telescopes
WHAM Telescope Milky Way temperature and density mapping
RCT Consortium Telescope Remotely controlled
WIYN 0.9 m Telescope Galactic studies
Calypso Observatory Only private telescope on the mountain
CWRU Burrell Schmidt Galactic studies
SARA Observatory Variable stars, undergraduate training
ETC/RMT No longer operating
Spacewatch 1.8 m Telescope 72 in mirror scavenged from the Mount Hopkins MMT
Spacewatch 0.9 m Telescope Spacewatch
Super-LOTIS Follow-on to the ETC/RMT
HAT-1 Recently relocated to nearby Mount Hopkins
Bok Telescope Versatile
MDM Observatory 1.3 m McGraw-Hill Telescope Originally at Ann Arbor
MDM Observatory 2.4 m Hiltner Telescope Galactic surveys
  HF radio-telescope, built atop a tank turret
ARO 12m Radio Telescope One of two telescopes operated by the Arizona Radio Observatory, part of Steward Observatory
VLBA One of ten radio-telescopes forming the VLBA

The Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) is an observatory in the United States. It is 55 miles (88 km) southwest of Tucson, Arizona.

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